Chicks not accepting broody hen. Heartbroken chook :(

bellz15

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After sitting on the chicks for the most part of the day, sunset is almost here and I needed to move her out of the main coop and into the isolated pen, so everyone else could go to bed. (nervous about my isa brown x who is a known chick murderer).

I put the chicks in a box and nudged Goldie on top of them but again, she wanted to set up on the ground and they wouldn't come to her. I tipped them gently out of the box and after a painstaking 20 minutes, all four chicks are under her!!!!

First two pics are her in the coop, last one is her spot on the ground with all 4 chicks underneath.

Phew! I can finally relax.. Thank you all again for your encouragement.
I probably would have given up and raised them by hand, but I'm glad to have Goldie doing most of the work for me!! :wee
 

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Ponypoor

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After sitting on the chicks for the most part of the day, sunset is almost here and I needed to move her out of the main coop and into the isolated pen, so everyone else could go to bed. (nervous about my isa brown x who is a known chick murderer).

I put the chicks in a box and nudged Goldie on top of them but again, she wanted to set up on the ground and they wouldn't come to her. I tipped them gently out of the box and after a painstaking 20 minutes, all four chicks are under her!!!!

First two pics are her in the coop, last one is her spot on the ground with all 4 chicks underneath.

Phew! I can finally relax.. Thank you all again for your encouragement.
I probably would have given up and raised them by hand, but I'm glad to have Goldie doing most of the work for me!! :wee
Did it all go ok over night? Are the chicks 'getting it'?
 

bellz15

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Did it all go ok over night? Are the chicks 'getting it'?
They are totally getting it! I just saw her showing them food and water and they were copying her.

I suppose I will be back in a few weeks to pester everyone about what gender they are :D
 

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